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Faculty from Lehman College and City University of New York Win 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award

December 5, 2016 | Lehman College

Lehman College and CUNY have won the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward), in the Faculty-led team category for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. The Lehman College-led team was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) DLIAward competition.

Hostos Smashes #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal

December 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Part-fundraiser, part-talent showcase, part-competition, but all Hostos, the College’s #GivingTuesday campaign was a smashing success.

BMCC Applauds Faculty for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Work

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

A reception honoring faculty and staff whose research and scholarly work has been awarded funding in the last year will be held at 5:00 p.m., December 1, in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. BMCC President Antonio Pérez and Senior Vice President and Provost Karrin Wilks will host the event. BMCC faculty are mentors to student […]

U.S. DOL Grant Helps BMCC Build New Pipeline to IT Jobs

December 1, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) as part of a CUNY consortium, received a four-year, $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) to create a CISCO training program that creates a pathway to the college’s associate degree program in Computer Information Systems. BMCC’s funding is part of a total $5.8 […]

City Tech Professor Publishes Book Exploring Impact of Symbols on the Human Experience

November 28, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

The fictional Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon—played by Tom Hanks in the film adaptation of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code—solves one of Christianity’s greatest mysteries through his ability to interpret symbols. While City Tech Professor Farrin Chwalkowski may not be engaged in global intrigue, her new book Symbols in Arts, Religion and Culture: The Soul […]

Good Deeds Day Celebrates Civility

November 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On November 22, the Women’s Resource Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted Good Deeds Day: A Day of Civility and Respect. The day-long event at 199 Chambers Street featured a performance by singer Nkira Barrow; an open mic facilitated by BMCC Professor of English Margaret Barrow; a self-defense class led by Brian […]

CCNY chemical engineer Ilona Kretzschmar receives top AAAS honor

November 21, 2016 | City College

Ilona Kretzschmar, deputy chair of chemical engineering in The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, is one 2016’s new American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows. Dating back to 1874, the honor is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. John Henrik Clarke

November 18, 2016 | Hunter College

“History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are, but more importantly, what they must be.” – […]

BMCC Students Provide Community College Perspective at International Conference

November 18, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

(L-R) Raul Chavez, BMCC Professor Cara Kronen, John Cocco, Nicole O’Donnell and Mia Jackson. On November 4, BMCC students Alejandro Pena, Nicole O’Donnell, Mia Johnson, Raul Chavez and John Cocco presented on the panel Community College Students Speak Up: Theories, Notions, and Perceptions at the American Educational Studies Association (AESA) 2016 Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. The BMCC students were the […]

City Tech Vision Care Alum Wins First Prize at OptiCon Competition

November 17, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Andrew Paul, a recent graduate of City Tech’s Vision Care Technology Department, walked away with the $500 first prize in the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) College Bowl competition, which took place at the OptiCon Conference at Disney World, Florida, on October 2, 2016. After graduating from City Tech, Paul accepted a position as […]

The Spirit of the Holiday Season at City Tech

November 17, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

This morning, City Tech distributed 100 turkeys, donated by College partner Municipal Credit Union (MCU), to students in need and CHiPS, a nonprofit soup kitchen and shelter in Brooklyn. Professor Jean Claude, Hospitality Management, and a group of his students cook a full Thanksgiving dinner—using the donated turkeys—that CHiPS’ serves each year in its soup […]

CCNY lecturer receives $70K grant to develop standards curricula

November 15, 2016 | City College

Angelo Lampousis, lecturer in City College of New York’s Division of Science, is the recipient of a $70,000 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to support standards education in undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Macaulay and CUNY Faculty Discuss Their New Books on Nature and the Environment

November 14, 2016 | Macaulay Honors College

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York presents a discussion on new books from CUNY professors and others that look at nature and the environment. The presentation, to be moderated by Macaulay Dean Mary C. Pearl, includes Macaulay Director at John Jay College Nathan Lents’ book Not So Different;  Macaulay Director at […]

Message from the BMCC President

November 11, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: After a long and divisive presidential campaign, many of us are still processing the outcome. We cannot be certain of what changes may come, but we can be certain that BMCC’s commitment to the intellectual and personal growth of all students, and our commitment to ensuring a safe, respectful and inclusive […]

Online Textbook Program Saves Criminal Justice Majors Thousands of Dollars

November 10, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Starting Spring 2017, Criminal Justice (CRJ) majors at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) can bypass traditional textbooks in their Criminal Justice required courses and instead use Open Educational Resources (OER), or online textbooks. By Fall 2018, they will have OER options in all of their required courses, both Criminal Justice courses and those in […]

STEMfest Showcases Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

November 8, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) hosted its second annual STEMfest on Thursday, November 2 in Richard Harris Terrace at the college’s 199 Chambers Street campus. Over the course of four hours, several hundred students took part in the event, which showcased research and internship opportunities, career options, pathways to senior colleges and other […]

BMCC Honors Program to Launch Fall 2017

November 7, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) students seeking the heightened challenge of an Honors Program will have that option in Fall 2017. Development of the program began in 2014 with a team of faculty and staff co-chaired by Jason Schneiderman, Professor of English, and Erwin Wong, Dean for Academic Programs and Instruction. “We reviewed […]

BMCC Shows Appreciation to its Donors With Music and Art

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC donors were treated to live entertainment, a world-class art exhibit and warm welcome on November 1 at the 2016 Donor Appreciation Cocktail Reception held in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center. As the evening got underway, donors to the college, including BMCC Foundation Board Members and their guests, special friends, faculty and administrators of the […]

BMCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

November 3, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

November is Hispanic Heritage Month at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and organizers say this year’s theme — Engaging the World and Building Community — is especially relevant against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential election and the national dialogue about immigration in the United States. “The goal of this year’s event is to […]

Walk With Me: Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

October 28, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

On October 27, as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the BMCC Women’s Resource Center sponsored the 12th Annual Walk With Me: Domestic Violence Silent Procession at 199 Chambers Street. The walk began with a gathering of faculty, students and staff in Richard Harris Terrace, and a presentation in which Deborah Parker, Director of […]